Old Movies with New Sound Effects
April 2, 2011 9:43 PM Subscribe
Why, when remastering old movies, do they record new sound effects to dub over the original audio?
posted by koolgiy to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
I've seen it happen in a few old movies now, and I don't know why they do it. For example, if you watch the new HD version of "The Apartment" (on something like Netflix -- the blu-ray hasn't come out yet) you can tell when they are playing cards in his room that they dubbed over the original mono track with a new recording. Mainly because the audio quality is blatantly different.
Why do they feel the need to do this to old movies? I find it ruins the original feel and is distracting.
Is there a legitimate reason for doing it?